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The following Sign Language Studies courses are offered:

SILA 305     American Sign Language 1    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC  
This is a beginning course in a series of four courses in American Sign Language, ASL. ASL employs the visual channel, which Deaf Americans and Deaf Canadians use. The instructional activities are based on immersion approach, which the learners develop the language competency to communicate with ASL users. This is one of four serial courses designed to be equivalent to two years of high school foreign language.   

SILA 306     American Sign Language 2    4 Units
Prerequisite: SILA 305 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC  
SILA 306 is second course in a series of four courses in American Sign Language, ASL. The study in this course continues on vocabulary, syntactic structures, conversational skills and narrative skills.  In addition to these, the learners’ language monitoring skills will be improved with accuracy. The learners will learn on how to engage in discussions with peers.
  
SILA 315     American Sign Language 3    4 Units
Prerequisite: SILA 306 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC  
The third course of the series continues the development of engaging in substantive dialogues in various settings such as presentation and discussion. The learners employ the independence and flexibility in processing the targeted language with prompts. The learners are expected to synthesize the comprehension and articulation of substantive narrations. Moreover, the learners continue the study of Deafhood theory, social norms and history.
  
SILA 316     American Sign Language 4    4 Units
Prerequisite: SILA 315 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC  
The fourth course of the series explores in the domains of presentation, discussion, negotiation, and inquiry in the targeted language, ASL. The platform of this course is to strengthen the fluency in ASL receptively and expressively.  In addition to these, the Deafhood theory, social norms and history will be explored.  
 
SILA 495     Independent Studies in Sign Language Studies    
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

SILA 499     Experimental Offering in Sign Language Studies    
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

Updated 6/12/14

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